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Pensioner dies in house fire

PUBLISHED: 13:21 11 June 2010 | UPDATED: 09:40 12 August 2010

FIRE chiefs are investigating the cause of a house-fire in which a 71-year-old woman died this morning (Friday). A member of the public raised the alarm at 9.15am after witnessing smoke billowing from a large property in Sandford Road, Bromley. The blaz

FIRE chiefs are investigating the cause of a house-fire in which a 71-year-old woman died this morning (Friday).

A member of the public raised the alarm at 9.15am after witnessing smoke billowing from a large property in Sandford Road, Bromley. The blaze broke out in a first-floor bedroom.

Fire crews and ambulance attended but were unable to save the victim who was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is believed the son of the pensioner visited the house where his mother lived today.

Some 20 fire-fighters attended the incident, including two crews from Bromley, two from Beckenham and one from Downham.

Station manager, Simon Browning, said the cause of the fire, which was "extinguished quickly", is under investigation.

One fire engine remained at the scene at midday.

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